Employment

Susan Brown Grady SPX Corp., Charlotte


I would probably be a college professor, where I could combine my interests in research, writing and teaching. I could use the things I love about the law — the prospect of helping others understand complex concepts and the opportunity to continuously learn and explore a field of interest that is constantly evolving.

Vita: Born March 25, 1968, in Asheville; bachelors from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., and law degree from Harvard University; husband and two sons. Why she chose this field: Employee-benefits law is like a complex jigsaw puzzle. I really enjoy the problem-solving aspect of it. You will never stop learning. Memorable case: SPX’s acquisition of APV in 2007 was one of the most memorable transactions I have participated in. Working with our business-development team, my fellow attorneys and the SPX human-resources professionals on a deal spanning more than 40 countries was a challenging yet ultimately very rewarding experience. Passions: My family, piano, yoga and reading. Favorite books: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri — her writing is exquisite — and A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. I reread this book every few years and always gain something new. Favorite place: New York City. Hero: My mother raised four children — in the face of great adversity — with love, patience, generosity and laughter. Don’t ask her to: Drive a stick shift.

Employment

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